For the twentieth year in a row, The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is making a stop in the seacoast as a fundraiser for Goodwin Community Health. This world renowned Film Festival invites attendees to get off the beaten path and explore the edge of the believable. The event takes place at The Music Hall in Portsmouth at 7:00 p.m. on Feb. 10.
Through this inspired collection of award winning mountain/adventure films, viewers explore exotic mountain landscapes, stand on the world’s highest peaks and experience gripping tales that exemplify the beauty, grit, and hilarity of the human spirit.
This year, Goodwin Community Health is celebrating its twentieth year of bringing this World Tour to New Hampshire as its largest fundraiser. Event proceeds assist local families in accessing quality, affordable primary and preventive healthcare services, free from cultural and economic barriers.
“This year we have a line-up of films that won’t disappoint our hundreds of loyal, seacoast Banff enthusiasts,” said Lara Willard, Community Relations Director of Goodwin Community Health. “Some of the cinematography in this year’s film selections is just stunning. The mountaineers featured in these films just continue to get more creative, jaw-dropping and inspiring—both in there exploits and their ability to capture their stories on film.”
The Banff Mountain Film Festival, a program of The Banff Centre, is the largest, and one of the most prestigious, mountain festivals in the world. Hot on the heels of the Festival held every fall in Banff, Alberta, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road. With stops planned in about 400 communities and 40 countries across the globe, this year’s tour features a collection of the most inspiring action, environmental, and adventure films from the festival.
Be moved. Be inspired. Don’t miss out. Tickets usually sell out so get them early. Tickets are $26 at the Music Hall box office and are also available by phone or online for an additional $4 charge. For tickets and details contact The Music Hall Box Office at 603-436-2400 or visit http://www.themusichall.org/.
The 2015 Portsmouth stop of the World Tour will feature the following films:
Touch is a colorful and spectacular flying tour of Santorini in Greece, the Aiguille du Midi above Chamonix, and the Col du Galibier in France, with a bit of cheekiness added in.
Wild Women – Faith Dickey
Smile and laugh along with slack-liner Faith Dickey as she shows us just how fun life on the line can be.
Photographer Chris Burkard will travel far and wide to capture cold water surfers in the ARCTIC SWELL – Surfing the Ends of the Earth.
The Little Things
Six years ago, a snowboarder started delving into her First Nations roots, sold her sled, said good-bye to Whistler-livin’, and headed north to learn from her Haida elders in The Little Things – Meghann O’Brien.
Danny Macaskill – The Ridge
World renowned Scottish trials rider Danny Macaskill returns to his childhood haunt for a new challenge: riding a mountain bike on the infamous Cullin Ridge.
Tashi and the Monk
On a remote mountaintop in the foothills of the Himalaya, a former Buddhist monk is transforming the lives of abandoned children through love and compassion. Tashi might be his biggest challenge as she struggles to make friends, and learns that love can help heal even the saddest memories.
From Alaskan spines to deep pillows in British Columbia, Afterglow turns big mountain skiing on its end, and then turns it upside down again, heading into the night through a wintery glow of kaleidoscopic hues.
And Then We Swam
Having no rowing or boating experience didn’t stop these Brits from attempting to cross the Indian Ocean.
Sufferfest 2: Desert Alpine
Radical Reels People’s Choice Award. Cedar Wright and Alex Honnold are back! This time, a month riding their bikes and climbing desert towers in the American Southwest should be a piece of cake for these fast friends. Or will it?